Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Coolest Star Wars Characters

I don't consider myself a Star Wars geek, but like most Americans, I'm familiar with most of the characters in the series. I was recently thinking about some of these characters that George Lucas has made household names and thought I'd share my thoughts on the subject.
The Coolest
5. Chewbacca- The name, the fur, the crossbow, the wookie yell. What's not to like?
4. The Imperial Guard- Despite being bad guys and having a very minimal roles, these special red storm troopers are some of the coolest and most mysterious characters.
3. The Darths- This includes Sideous, Vader, and Maul. If your first name is Darth, then you can probably expect a career with the dark side of the force.
2. Boba Fett- This bounty hunter is a stud. I would have liked to have seen more of him.
1. Obi Wan Kenobi- I like both the original Alec Guiness and even the younger Ewen McGregor version. I think it is probably from the inflections of his voice.

Mixed Feelings
Han Solo- I am a big Harrison Ford Fan, but the tough rebellious guy who pretends not to care act gets old after a while.
Yoda- I know he teaches some great wisdom like "Do or do not, there is no try", but he is also guilty of being a Muppet and saying things like "Good Relations I have with the Wookies"

The Worst
5. Queen Amidala- R2D2 expresses more feelings than her. She is emotionless, sad, and depressing.
4. Battle Droids- These guys are absolutely worthless. They are about as threatening as a slinky and all they do is get sliced to pieces by light sabers. The coolest thing they do is come out of storage.
3. Ewoks-I didn't go to the theater to see jungle Care Bears in space!
2. The blue elephant, and long lipped singer who perform at Jaba's lair. Why throw in such dumb puppets that detract from the coolness of the movie?
1. Jar Jar Binks- No surprise here. I never would have thought that another Star Wars character could make C3PO look cool.


MikkSolo said...
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MikkSolo said...

For me, Han Solo is the best! I love the saying "Han Shot First!" Of course refering to the time when Gweedo was trying to take him back to Jaba the Hutt in the cantina scene. This has relevance becuse too many times we wait until it's too late. Sometimes it's right to "Strike First" like when you are about to be blasted with a Laser gun in front of a bunch of aliens.

Plus Han drives the fastest ship in the galaxy. Millenium Falcon...Need I say more?

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